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Nov 12, 2012 8:00pm EST
, the co- author of a book by david petraeus. petraeus resigned on friday after news of an extramarital affair with broadwell. >> i am proud and honored to introduce two individuals. he is a former staff sergeant of the united states army. he is the first living person to receive the armed forces medal of honor for actions that occurred after the and vietnam war perry dead -- be it now war. the major general was awarded the united states highest military decoration for heroic actions in 1968 during the vietnam war. he served on active duty in the marine corps over 33 years before returning in 1995. his last assignment was in new orleans, louisiana. his decorations include the medal of honor, silver star medal, a bronze star medal, the purple heart, and able accommodation nettle. i now present to you the staff sergeant and the major general. >> the start of this in 2006. jerry served at hotels and conference centers in new york and northern virginia. while serving as general manager as a resort in leesburg, he founded the national medal of honor society. 15 recipients participated. they
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
how intelligence community is being affected by the resignation of david petraeus as head of the c.i.a. then former senator evan bayh on the fiscal cliff. then senior editor of foreign policy magazine will be on. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum,
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
for coming on. what are members of congress looking to hear from david petraeus today? >> well, they have a lot of questions. they want to know what the c.i.a. did to try to move its forces to help field the attack and protect the consulate. and even more than that, they want to know what the c.i.a. told the administration about the causes of the attack and why the explanation seemed to shift from an attack that was, grew out of the protest over the anti-muslim film throughout the middle east, to the explanation later that it was a terrorist attack. host: gives an update on the efforts to track down those involved in the attack. >> if you recall shortly after the attack, president obama said he would spare no effort to track down those who were involved in this attack, but so far there have been a handful of suspected militants who have been arrested in turkey and elsewhere, but the problem, the problem from the beginning with this attack is that it appears to have been conducted by a sort of motley crew or milange of militant groups and ties between these groups that are reall
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 1:00am EST
senate intelligence committee hear from david petraeus. now he will testify one week after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> roll call joins us. what more do lawmakers want to know about the attacks on the consulate in benghazi? >> if lawmakers are trying to piece together information, they are dealing with the intelligence community, the state department, and they want to hear from the defense department. it is little bit of a puzzle. they are trying to figure out what each agency was doing when the lead up to the attack, so it was the intelligence community's turn to testify before the committee, to talk about the intelligence they had before the attack on september 11 and how they gained intelligence about what happened and why it was so confused in the way it was explained to the american people and congress. >> what specific things has the administration said about the response that has not been adequate enough? >> you hear different things from democrats and republicans. republicans are critical. they believed the obama administration should have known right away this was
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:35am EST
cain? david petraeus as did not kerryo president bush, run -- david petraeus did not run. we will talk about him later. host: back in 1984 -- guest: the republican party in california is a mirror of the party, and a sense that they lost track of where the country was moving. it was their extreme right wing philosophy and policies which do not match. host: why is that a mirror image of what we are dealing with today? guest: we have had a hard time convincing latinos to register and to vote. an anti-immigration initiative on the ballot. they registered, and now they are a power in california, as they are in other states. you go out and you oppose the dream backact. -- opposed the dream act -- mitt romney saying people should self-deport, sell their house and go back to mexico? you cannot win latino votes when you make war against them. host: one supporting mitt romney in this election said they need to go after hispanic support in 2016. guest: i once thought that man you mentioned was one of the rising stars. when he left the party, i did not buy his reasons for doing so. i did not
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
director, david petraeus, that is where we want to begin with you this morning. we want to hear your thoughts on the abrupt departure of america's top spy and when congress should have been informed of the probe on the cia director. give us a call -- host: you can also catch up with us on all of your favorite social media sites, twitter, facebook, an e-mail. a very good morning to you. we want to take you right to the story that is leading the major papers this morning, the resignation and fallout over the cia director, david petraeus. the timeline shows that the fbi discovered the affair in summer. high-level officials and the justice department were notified in late summer that fbi agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the agency. law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the fbi or justice department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and there were initial concerns about possible security breaches. host: another story from "the washington post" this morning. the headline, "probe of the petraeu
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
will go live to hear a speech by bono, about social movements. then your reaction to david petraeus' resignation. host: a good morning to you. over the resignation of the cia director, david petraeus, that is where we want to begin with you this morning. we want to hear your thoughts on the abrupt departure of america's top spy and when congress should have been informed of the probe on the cia director. law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the fbi or justice department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and there were initial concerns about possible security breaches. host: another story from "the washington post" this morning. the headline, "probe of the petraeus investigation." we want to take you to one of those lawmakers now, congressman peter king, he was on "state of the union" this week, expressing concerns over when the fbi, the white house, and members of congress knew about the investigation. [video clip] >> i have questions about the whole matter. how to the fbi have been investigating it for this long? and if the general was involved, to me,
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am EST
likes you. >> is there one question there? >> that is putting substance to the makings of david petraeus. >> those are all good questions and thoughts. to pontificate. i want to talk about the rule of law and this is one issue that brigadier-general mark martin was responsible for inraq in helping to galvanize in afghanistan. if you read the buckweed tree some of his efforts to show how very difficult it is and frankly, everyone who is involved said it would take a generation to change the culture there and to teach them our ways and is it right to teach them our ways? when you look at the competition with the taliban and sharia law and settling disputes, whether it is by cutting someone's hands off for stealing something, the government cannot do it, we have to start somewhere. martin said of this rule of law force and he went out to each of the -- down to the district level to set up the training teams that would teach the district level afghan officials how to do speedy justice. their system is archaic. they're taking notes, pen and paper. they do not have a computer to share files on at a loca
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
] >> several questions in today's briefing about the resignation of general david petraeus, director of the c.i.a. the national journal reports that michael morel, the acting director of the c.i.a., was at capitol hill early this afternoon. he's been there, at least one stop involved visiting minority leader nancy pelosi. mr. morel will testify later this week as both the house and senate intelligence committees hold hearings on the benghazi attack. both the house and senate are gaveling in in about 12 minutes or so. the u.s. house coming in at 2:00. four items on their agenda this afternoon. they will gavel back out shortly thereafter. we expect them back at about 4:30 or so. a number of new members will be sworn in. we'll have live coverage. the senate meanwhile comes in this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. as well. they take up a bill dealing with hunting and fishing on federal lands. we'll have live coverage of the senate on c-span2. also coming up this afternoon, a number of house -- new house members, democratic members will be meeting with reporters and also nancy pelosi will be at that brief
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
of calls in the press about this. i called david petraeus. as a matter of fact, i had an appointment with him at 3:00 that afternoon. it was canceled. when these questions came up, obviously at took the action myself to try to find out. and then i informed my vice- chairman and i talked to the director twice. this is very hard stuff. host: we are getting your thoughts on the fallout from that announcement. billy, lady lake, florida. caller: good morning. it is a real mixed bag of feelings about things like this. this guy is the head of the cia, and it took us months to find this out? i was trained as a military combat medic, vietnam, and i am gay. i worked in the surgery street -- suite of the recovery unit. two investigators remove me from that unit. each of them had a hand on my shoulder, one on my arm, parading me out of the hospital because they suspected i was gay. when it comes to things like this, i am sorry the gentleman has had problems, but the government never surprises me. host: thank you for the call from florida this morning. we also want to take you to anita, chapel hi
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
the resignation and the david petraeus. at noon, nbc's "meet the press." new york democratic senator chuck schumer, oklahoma republican tom coburn, and texas democratic rep elect, walking the castro. -- joaquin castro. saxby chambliss. at 2, chris wallace will be talking with senate intelligence chaired dianne feinstein and kent conrad and. and toms van hollenbec price. at 3, candy crowley will speak with jerry brown and former utah governor and former republican presidential candidate jon huntsman. carlos guitierrez. at 4, bob schieffer hosts cbs's "face the nation," with david axelrod, south carolina republican senator lindsay graham. at noon starting on 90.1 in the d.c. area, sirius xm 119. you can also hear us on our free app for your iphone, android, and blackberry. brought to you as a public service by the networks and by c-span radio. >> i need some help over here. >> he just rolled himself out. >> he was issued this today. he has taken 10. "that's ridiculous. >> at some point, he could stop breathing from too much of narcotics and we will be doing cpr. >> where is ser
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
workers and released millions of barrels of crude oil into the gulf of mexico over 87 days. more on david petraeus from defense secretary leon panetta. in remarks earlier from thailand, he says he still has confidence in general john allen, the general commanding forces in afghanistan, even though he has been drawn into the scandal surrounding former director petraeus. he goes on to say that he knows of no one else implicated in the scandal. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff also expressed support for general john allen. the armed services committee meets this marcan on the nomination of -- this morning on the nomination for the man replacing general john allen. those are some of the headlines this morning. >> the discussion of the assassination has been dominated by two schools of thought, or if you will, two fates, and i will briefly describe each of them and how they approach the evidence in the case. to begin with, there is the church of the lone assassin, who insist both of wald and ruby were essentially loan not to murdered john kennedy and lee harvey oswald respectively for
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
david petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. surely after this, president obama released a statement accepting his resignation. this briefing is just under one hour. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. welcome back to the white house briefing room. it is a pleasure to be back. we have not done this too often of late since we have all been traveling. i want to thank all of you who traveled with us over these past several weeks and months. i know that sometimes grueling. it was certainly part of a remarkable process. just a reminder of the greatness of the country in which we live. before i take your questions, let me give you this announcement. next thursday, the president will travel to new york to the recovery efforts, meet with affected families and local officials, and the brave first responders that have worked tirelessly to protect communities following hurricane sandy. more details about the trip will be announced when they are available. the new york area. earlier today, the president convened a call with homeland security secretary napolitano, the fema administ
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 8:00pm EST
, david petraeus. he stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> i am here with our vice chairman, and we have had a lengthy first inquiry. we have virtually all members of the committee there except for one. we saw a real time film put together by nctc of exactly what happened. we had the opportunity to question the dni and acting director of intelligence, the general from the joint chiefs, pat kennedy, the ambassador who heads security aspects of the state department. i am not going to tell you what questions are asked or what answers were given. this is just a first step in the inquiry. we will meet with former director petraeus in the morning, and we will resume when we come back with another two full hearings, and then we anticipate we will have a public hearing, and at that time make our findings that can be classified released. i think it was a good hearing. i think it gave us an idea of future areas to question, and we will continue to do so and plow through this until we believe we have enough information to make some findings. lax to things i take away is t
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 10:00am EST
that david petraeus will testify tomorrow before a closed door hearing. that will be before the senate intelligence committee. also reports today on the foreign relations committee, senator -- secretary of state hillary clinton will testify before that committee in an open hearing sometime in december. no date was announced. we'll keep you posted on that. while we wait for the house to gavel in at noon eastern, part of this morning's "washington journal" with retiring republican representative from texas, ron paul. host: what do you think can happen? what do you want to see happen? guest: well, there are lots of things i want to happen? i've been waiting for 30 years and i haven't seen anything happen. i have two weeks left to solve these problems. i don't think much will happen. the real solutions aren't even discussed. what they do in january, they'll paper it over -- give some type of an agreement that they'll solve the problems later and appease a few people and i don't think a major calamity is going to happen, you know, in january. it will be temporary. what we hear and when we h
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
committee hearing. a closed-door session with former c.i.a. director david petraeus. on the benghazi attacks. general petraeus is before the senate intelligence committee at this hour. also speaking to reporters after the house meeting, the ranking member of the house intelligence committee, from maryland, dutch ruppersberger. >> what did you learn in the briefing? >> first thing, i think it was very positive that general petraeus agreed to come before our committee. i think the fact that it was good for the country, it was good for our intelligence community and it was good for general petraeus to bring closure to a lot of issues that were out there that he needed to take care of and testify before our committee. we talked about the first briefing that he gave us, where there was a dispute about what he had said and i was at that hearing and basically he reinforced the fact that initially, the first 24 hours, he felt at that point or the c.i.a. felt at that point that this was a protest as a result half happened with the film in egypt. he clarified that after more information came in, it wa
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
, according to "the associated press", david petraeus has resigned from the cia after admitting to an extramarital affair. on friday, the president accepted his resignation. he demonstrated poor judgment in having the affair. president obama released a statement which we will put up on the screen for you. he said that he has provided extraordinary service for the united states for decades. by any measure, he was one of the outstanding general officers of his generation. >> there was a mandate in yesterday's's results for us to find a way to find a solution to the challenges we face as a nation. my message is now one of confrontation, but one of conviction. in the weeks and months ahead be faced challenges and great opportunity. >> the american people want us to work together. republicans and democrats want to work together. we want a balanced approach, especially the situation we have dealing with the huge deficit and taxes that are part of it. >> the newly elected congress start working in january. the current congress still has work to do until the end of the year which is known as
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 10:30pm EST
briefing, news broke that cia director david petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. shortly after this, president obama release is statement except in his presentation. this briefing is just under an hour -- accepting his resignation. this briefing is just under an hour. >> good afternoon. ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the white house briefing room. it's a pleasure to be back. we haven't done this too often of late since we've all been traveling. i want to thank all of you who traveled with us over the past weeks and months. i know it was sometimes grueling. i'm sure fascinating and certainly part of what is a remarkable process. it's just a reminder of the greatness of the country in which we live. before i take your questions, let me give you this announcement. next thursday the president will travel to new york to view recovery efforts and meet with families and officials and thank first responders who have worked tire leslie following hurricane sandy. -- tirelessly following hurricane sandy. more details about the trip will be announced when they are ava
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
led to the removal of general david petraeus. that is at 9:30 a.m. eastern and we'll have it live on c-span3. >> he was vice president for 82 days. being truman, he presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president doesn't bother with that unless his vote is need. he said that's my job. truman never learned anything from f.d.r. or his staff. it was a transition with zero knowledge that doesn't happen anymore. got a phone call, from the white house, get to the phone right away and so he picked up the phone and at the other end they said, get to the white house as soon as you can. so he grabbed his hat and dashed out and he had a car, of course, they gave him a chauffeur when he became vice president. went to the white house was met, taken upstairs to the second floor, which was the family floor. was met by eleanor roosevelt and he looked up and she said, harry, the president is dead. and you know, he was in total shock. and he said, what can i do for you? and she said, harry, what can we do for you? you're in trouble now. >> from his early life through his presidency, aida donald lo
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
yesterday of c.i.a. director, general david petraeus. the general cited an extramarital affair in explaining the reason why he was resigning. josh gerstein, thanks for being on the "washington journal" this morning. guest: happy to do it. take care. host: we're now going to continue our discussion regarding the president's claims that the election gives him a mandate on taxing the rich. in the "baltimore sun," the headline, "obama opens to compromise." host: we're going to continue our discussion regarding the president's claims that the election gives him a mandate on tacking the rich. jay is calling from louisville, kentucky. jay is making under $50,000 a year. jay, you're on the "washington journal." thanks for waiting. caller: yes, i think if it's going to be risen, it should be for everybody, not just the wealthy. host: so you would say that it would be ok for the president to raise your taxes as well? caller: well, i won't like it, but i don't think only the upper income should have to do t. he didn't have a mandate with 31%, and his compromise means for everybody. host: let
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 1:00am EST
spending a. >> i believe this summer that the general petroleos was david petraeus was having an affair. if the new and he did not tell, should holder resign? >> should of reside along time ago. choose the incompetents or the complete neglect and the duty during his administration. if you think about it, i do not know what his duty is to tell the united states president what he knows, but he has a duty to tell the intelligence committee what he knows about issues like this. and he failed to do that. i think the key to this is going to be the chairwoman of the intelligence committee in the senate. she is not happy. and i know the media as done a good job of ignoring every question we have asked about eric holder. but i think when she starts asking questions, they were going to get the bottom of what is happening over here. and i actually expect her to do her oversight job in the senate, just like we will do here in the house. >> why is mitt romney and paul ryan -- why did they lose and the republicans lost seats in the house and senate? what do think the republican party needs to
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 2:00am EST
should district david petraeus's career. we have not seen any breach of national security, alleged even. no criminal charges are going to be fired. it is not like he was sleeping with a russian spy. i am sorry to see it happen. host: go ahead don. caller: thank you for taking my call. mr. press have you a right to your own facts but not to your own facts. and you made a statement that white demographic were the only fifthone president obama won. -- mitt romney. guest: give me one. caller: exit polls. host: these are based on the exit poles 55% for the president 44% for mitt romney among meals 52% and ob 49% among blacks hispanics and asians 49% or barack obama 59% or mitt romney. guest: i'm looking at the "new york post" has a full page with every demographic i was interested to see the catholic vote barack obama got 25% of the catholic vote. i went through the entire thing and may i say you are dead wrong. caller: i'm going by exit polls and that's the only way "the washington post" can do it is by exit polls. you oh an apology to congressmen you said that basically every congress
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